About the Production
Native Voices-Secret History explores experiences of members of Native American nations, examining both the common misconceptions and stereotypes of native communities by outsiders, but also exploring the similarities and differences within cultures, traditions, and experiences of Native peoples. Cast members in Native Voices – Secret History came from Haskell Indian Nations University and the local Lawrence Native American community, and represented a range of tribal, geographic, generational and personal backgrounds.
A work in the Undesirable Elements Series.
Production Team And Cast
Ping Chong and Sara Zatz, in collaboration with the cast
Dr. Russel Blackbird (Omaha Tribe of Nebraska), Carly Jo Blemmel (Choctaw), Dennison Dugi (Diné), Dianne Yeahquo Reyner (Kiowa Nation of Oklahoma), Lori Tapahonso (Diné)
Lied Center of Kansas, The University of Kansas School of Fine Arts, Lawrence, KS (April 2005)
The Lied Center of Kansas
Haskell Indian Nations University.
(Ping Chong and Company was invited to create the production in collaboration with the Lied Center of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University, as part of the Bert Nash Community Summit.)